Penelope's Experiences in Scotland

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: confronted instead with a caravan of silver jugs, china jugs, bowls of hard and soft sugar, hot milk, cold milk, hot water, and cream, while each in her secret heart wishes that the other two were less exigeante in the matter of diet and beverages. This does not sound promising, but it works perfectly well in practice by the exercise of a little flexibility. As we left dear old Dovermarle Street and Smith's Private Hotel behind, and drove to the station to take the Flying Scotsman, we indulged in floods of reminiscence over the joys of travel we had tasted together in the past, and talked with lively anticipation of the new experiences awaiting us in the land of heather. While Salemina went to purchase the three first-class tickets, I superintended the porters as they disposed our luggage in the van, and in so doing my eye lighted upon a third-class carriage which was, for a wonder, clean, comfortable, and vacant. Comparing it hastily with the first-class compartment being held by Francesca, I found that it differed only in having no carpet on the floor, and a smaller number of buttons in the upholstering. This was really heartrending when the difference in fare for three persons would be at least twenty dollars. What a delightful sum to put aside for a rainy day !—that is, be it understood, what a delightful sum to put aside and spend on the first rainy day! for that is the way we always interpret the expression. ' 1'here were thirteen men in line behind When Salemina returned with the tickets, she found me, as usual, bewailing our extravagance. Francesca descended suddenly from her post, and, wresting the tickets from her duenna, exclaimed, '"I know that I can save the country, and I know no other man can!" as William Pitt said to the Duke of Devonshire. I h...
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